New Player Guide
Welcome to Empire Minecraft! This simple guide will teach you all the essentials of EMC, and properly prepare you for our wonderful server. If you forget something, you can check back here at any time by typing guide.emc.gs in your browser. You can also use help commands (for example: /help chat) to get in-game help on different Commands.
Please take a look at our Rules page located at rules.emc.gs. Our purpose is to maintain a family friendly atmosphere so that players of all ages may enjoy our server. If you have a question about the rules, please ask a Staff Member.
The Forums is a great place to find out what is going on in the Community. You can find things such as auctions, the buying and selling of items, Community events, and updates/news on what is going on on the Empire. You can also see players' creative sides with pictures, videos, and music sections.
Take a look around the Forums, and get to know our players. Don't be afraid to post on topics; put yourself out there, and become a part of the EMC Community. Everyone is welcome!
Start off with introducing yourself by creating a thread in the Introduce Yourself section.
Empire Minecraft is made up of ten different servers, all joined together to make up one large Community. Each server's Community is different in its own way, so explore them all and meet new people! There is no need to disconnect to change servers.
Switch between the servers with simple Commands:
/server - Brings up a screen where you can select the server you want to visit.
/smp#. For example: /smp4 would take you to smp #4.
Empire Minecraft has many different Chat channels. Your focused Chat channel can be changed by typing /chat (channelname). Alternatively, you can click on the icons in-game to automatically change Chat channels. They are explained below:
(T) Town - Used for normal communication between the Community. You can only be heard in the Town, unless you are a supporter.
(L) Local - Used for communication with players that are nearby. If no one can hear you, the server will alert you.
(R) Residence - Used for communication on a single residence only.
(G) Group - Used for communication between members in your group.
(S) Supporter - Used only by supporters. It works throughout the whole server (note: it is not cross-server).
(E) Economy - Used for discussing economy-related things like buying/selling items.
(M) Moderator - Used only by the staff team. It is inaccessible by other players.
/tell playername- Used to start a private conversation with another player. These messages will appear in purple on your screen. Other players cannot see these messages; they are private between you and the player you are speaking to. Your private conversations can be accessed by Senior Staff members if you are under investigation for breaking one of our rules.
**Note: If someone is bothering you, and you do not want to see their messages anymore, you can ignore the player with the command /ignore playername (use /unignore playername to unignore players). If you need to hide any of the channels, type /ch hide (channelname) (use /ch show (channelname) to undo)
If you forget what the Chat Commands are, type /chat in-game. A description of all the Commands will pop up in your Chat screen like in the screenshot below:
There are five Worlds on each server: Town, Frontier, Wastelands, End, and Empire Shop.
The Town is where you will start the game on your very own 60x60 residence. This world is made up of protected Residences owned by members of the Community. Mobs will not spawn, and there is no fall damage nor weather changes to worry about. No one can build or do things on your residence without your permission, so it is completely grief-proof. Use your residence to build your dream house, start a shop, or create anything else you can think of. The choice is yours (as long as it follows our rules)!
Here are some useful Commands which you can use in the Town:
/home - teleport back to your residence from anywhere within the Town.
(this also works in the Wasteland and Frontier outposts).
/town - teleport to the Town spawn.
/v #### - teleport to a residence by using its address number.
/v playername - teleport to the residence owned by [playername].
Note: You cannot teleport directly to a player. If someone wants you to visit them, try asking them for their residence number, or use the /v playername option.
Explore the far reaches of the world, and build outposts with your friends. Once you leave the spawn location, you can only return to the Town by traveling back to the spawn. Be careful, and take plenty of supplies with you. If you get lost, consult the Live Map with /map to find your way back.
Once you are in the wilderness, your Chat channel will be changed to local Chat, and players in the Town will not be able to see your messages. Keep this in mind when planning trips, and start a group Chat if you plan to explore with friends.
Once you make yourself a base, you can protect your items by locking them in chests for a small fee. Although this world is not protected against griefing, we do expect our players to respect other players and their builds. Those caught stealing other players' items or destroying builds will be banned from the server, as mentioned in our rules. Rule of thumb: If it isn't yours, do NOT touch it without permission.
Here are some useful Commands:
/frontier or /wild - teleport to a random Frontier outpost from the Town.
/Frontier n, s, e, w, m - to go to designated outposts in the Frontier.
/nether - go to the Frontier's Nether world.
The Wastelands world is used for gathering resources which you can sell to shops or use for yourself.
Just like the Frontier world, you may not be able to access Town Chat while exploring. Always plan ahead! If you get lost, look at the Live Map for help. You can type /map in game to bring up the Live Map link.
We strongly suggest that you do not build any structures in the Wastelands because this world is periodically reset every 3 months, and we don't want you to lose your items. However, keep in mind that even though no one should be building here, it is still not allowed to grief other players. Those caught stealing other players' items or destroying their builds will be banned from the server as mentioned in our rules. Rule of thumb: If it isn't yours, do NOT touch it without permission.
Here are some useful Commands to keep in mind:
/wastelands - teleport to a random Wastelands outpost from the Town.
/wastelands n, ne, e, se, s, sw, w, nw, c - to go to designated outposts within the Wastelands.
/wnether - go to the Wastelands Nether world.
You can also use /waste instead of /Wastelands, which is shorter.
The End is a non-resetting world. Unlike other worlds, there isn't a command to teleport to it, so to get there, you must find the End Portal in the Wastelands or the Frontier on each server.
The Empire Shop is an unlimited store with high prices to encourage player shops. It is recommended to buy and sell from other players, instead of from the Empire Shop. All prices in the Empire Shop have a large markup because they are being spawned in with no effort. Occasionally, Special Event Items and Promotional Items will be temporarily sold in the Empire Shop to allow players to buy unique items.
To get to the Empire Shop, use:
/shop - This teleports you to the shop world within the Town.
The ultimate source for Commands is the Empire Assistant. This perfect new player tool will help you get around and achieve basic Commands without actually knowing the Commands from memory. You can obtain an Empire Assistant by typing /assist new. You are limited to one assistant per server per 48 hours.
Using the command /assist brings up a handy menu of buttons that will use the Commands for you. At the same time, each button is titled with a display of what command it will be using, so it can also help you learn these Commands over time.
Here is a screenshot of what to expect when using /assist:
Rupees are the official currency of the Empire. Almost anything can be bought using them, and you can earn them in a variety of ways. Your rupee account is cross-server, meaning the Rupees you have on SMP1 are the same Rupees you have on SMP2, SMP3, SMP4, and so on. You will automatically gain 2,000 Rupees upon completion of the tutorial, and up to an additional 11,000 Rupees for completing tasks such as signing up on the Forums. You will also receive various items that help you get started, like armor, diamonds, a horse, etc. It is smart to keep these items, not sell them off, because they will come in very handy while you learn the different aspects of the Empire.
Here are some Commands which lets you use your Rupees:
/r pay playername amount - Pay someone Rupees. Example: /r pay Aikar 9001.
/pay can also be used.
/r - Check your rupee balance. If you click "(learn more)" while in-game, it will take you to the wiki page.
Tokens are a special currency earned on Empire Minecraft when a player completes a challenging task, such as defeating Custom Mobs such as Enraged Zombies, Momentus, or Marlix. The number of Tokens earned will scale based on the player's personal difficulty level, but may be affected by other factors, such as the number of player deaths nearby (In other words, constantly dying will reduce the amount of Tokens earned).
Unlike Rupees, Tokens must be earned by a player, and cannot be traded nor gifted.
To allow you to customize your residence as much as possible, the Empire has lots of Flags which controls what other players can do while at your residence. Flags are like permissions; they say what people can and cannot do, so be sure that you do not give Flags to people you don't completely trust.
Here are some Commands which can control your residence(s):
/res info - Check residence info. It shows you all Flags on the residence, as well as the residence number. If you cannot travel onto the residence due to move restrictions, click on the ground while holding a piece of string to bring up the residence's information.
/res set [flag] t - Give a flag to everyone
/res set [flag] f - Remove a flag from everyone
"Pset" stands for playerset, meaning you're setting Flags for another player.
/res pset [name] [flag] t - Give a flag to a single person
/res pset [name] [flag] f - Remove a flag from a single person
/res pset [name] [flag] r - Reset a single person's flag back to default
Some important Flags to know:
Move gives access for a player to move on your residence
Build allows a player to build on your residence. Be careful with this one.
Container allows a player to access all your containers, like chests. Be careful with this one.
For a more help with Residence Flags, please see flags.emc.gs.
Output of /res info for residence 18008:
On each server, you will have a separate inventory. Do not be alarmed if your items on one server do not show up on another server. You must manually transfer these items across the servers with your Vault. The cost is 10 Rupees every time you open it. However, after you have first opened your Vault, you can use the command again for free for a period of five minutes.
One Vault page can hold a double chest worth of items. If you would like some extra room, then you can expand your Vault for 10,000 Rupees per page, or via redemption of a Vault Voucher. Once you have five Vault pages, you will no longer need to pay to open up your Vault.
To open the Vault you use:
/vault - this opens your first Vault page.
(Above) An example of how a /vault page can look like.
Horses cannot travel in your Vault. Therefore, in order to transfer them across the servers, we have developed a Stables system. It is free to stable and unstable your horse on each server. For more details on horses, see the Horse and Stables Commands page. Outside of the Town, it costs 100r to summon a horse from a stable. Storing a horse is always free.
An overview of the stable Commands:
/stable - views the horses in your stable
/stable store - stores currently mounted horse
/stable summon [#] - summons a horse at your current location
The Empire has all the normal Minecraft Mobs, plus a few special ones. If you are in the Frontier or the Wastelands Wilderness, you may see them up close. They are well worth the fight and can even drop some special gear. If you aren't up to the challenge as is or want a bigger fight, you can change your player difficulty with /ps to suit your play style. Higher difficulty = Better loot!
The best part is, no client mod is needed to see these! With our talented development team, we are able to provide new and exciting monsters and bosses just by applying better Intelligence, Behavior and Actions to existing monsters!
That's it to get you started. If you want to learn more about the server, features, etc in more detail, please take a look at the Empire Minecraft Wiki at wiki.emc.gs. See you in-game and on the Forums!
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